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Ton Roosendaal Receives Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement


Last Saturday, Ton Roosendaal received the Ub Iwerks Award for technical achievement at the 46th Annie Awards, at the UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

The Annie Awards are accolades presented annually by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972,[1] to recognize excellence in animation in film and television. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation, since 1992 it has given awards to individual films (Wikipedia).

The Ub Iwerks Award for Technical Achievement, named after the legendary artist Ub Iwerks (creator of Mickey Mouse), is given to individuals or companies for technical advancements that make a significant impact on the art or industry of animation (Annie Awards webite).

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. The picture of Ton holding the award should be in an area of the front page header of the website.
    This is a really important achievement, a confirmation that has to be widely known, at least by anyone who visits the website.
    And one more thing: its importance exceeds the boundaries of Blender project.

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